In partnership with SAIT, the district offers students a free one semester program to explore a career in the metal trades, which includes welding, sheet metal worker, steamfitter-pipefitter.
About the Program
Students who take this program will gain valuable foundational knowledge and skills that will support exploration in the following metal trades:
- A sheet metal worker design, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair the sheet metal products required in a wide variety of industries and settings.
- Welders join or sever metals in beams, girders, vessels, piping and other metal components, make metal parts used in construction and manufacturing plants, and weld parts, tools, machines and equipment
- Steamfitter–pipefitters layout, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems which carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes.
The district will provide personal protective equipment.
Course time & location
This 200-hr program will run Monday to Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for one semester (Feb. 4 to May 30). Classes will take place on SAIT campus.
Participating students must meet the following requirements to take this program.
- Be in grade 11 or 12
- Be punctual and reliable
- Travel to SAIT every afternoon Monday to Thursday and commit to the program
- Complete HCS3000 available through your Off-Campus education teachers.
Students who complete the program will:
- Build confidence by developing learning strategies and work skills that support the student in their transition from high school to post-secondary education or the workforce.
- Earn up to 8 high school Work Experience credits and 4 CTS credits.
Note: Recommended courses include HCS3010 and Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS).
- Be taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways.
- Develop potential employment connections upon completion of the program.
Contact your career practitioner or your Off-Campus education teacher.